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It will take data collected from a region to be able to detect the location of the epicenter.
I know scientists measure the intensity of Earthquakes using either the moment magnitude scale or the Richter scale. Let's say I have a device that contains an accelerometer, and I want to use the accelerometer to figure out how much "shake" an earthquake caused in an area. How would I figure out, based on the data alone, how much that "shake" was?I imagine such data would be useful to my county's emergency services office, because they could then figure out how much money and effort should be placed into preparing for a big earthquake.